2022 is Hollyoaks's twenty-eighth year of production.
Debuts this year included Pearl Anderson's granddaughter Zoe Anderson, imam Zain Randeri, Tony and Verity Hutchinson's brother Eric Foster, Shaq Qureshi's childhood friend Nadira Valli, crime boss Norma Crow, Scott Drinkwell's foster daughter Vicky Grant, and Vicky's boyfriend Joseph Holmes.
The beginning of the year saw a large number of departures, most surrounding the Salon de Thé de Marnie Explosion stunt in January which resulted in the deaths of Celeste Faroe, Sylver McQueen and Marnie Nightingale. In addition, Trish Minniver moved to Los Angeles at the start of the year, Cher McQueen moved to Greece after Sylver's funeral in February, Toby Faroe was sent to prison for Lisa Loveday's murder, Cleo McQueen moved to India after accepting a new job offer, Martine Westwood moved to Dorset to be closer to Toby when he was moved to another prison, and Luke Morgan died from multiple injuries sustained from falling off a cliff in Mallorca.
- 4th January - Trish Minniver moves to Los Angeles after reconciling with her daughter Maxine. (Final appearance of the character)
- 10th January - Maya Harkwell stalks Serena Chen-Williams and prepares to shoot her. Ethan Williams tries to prevent her, and Maya is fatally shot during the scuffle.
- 12th January - A damaged spin bike and a smoke bomb thrown by Becky Quentin causes an explosion at Salon de Thé de Marnie. Juliet Nightingale is gravely injured when the stairs collapse beneath her. Celeste Faroe dies after being crushed when the ceiling collapses, whilst a trapped Sylver McQueen is killed in a second blast. (Final appearance of Celeste)
- 13th January - Marnie Nightingale dies unexpectedly from a head injury sustained in the explosion at Salon de Thé de Marnie.
- 14th January - Becky Quentin is taken to Dee Valley Police Station for questioning by D.S. Cohen on suspicion of causing the Salon de Thé explosion after James Nightingale catches her in the background with a smoke bomb in a video Marnie Nightingale put online on the night of the explosion. (Final appearance of Marnie)
- 20th January - Warren Fox is hit by a car, driven by an unknown driver.
- 25th January - Warren Fox collapses and suffers a seizure.
- 3rd February - Sylver McQueen and Marnie Nightingale's funerals take place. After Sylver's funeral, Cher McQueen leaves the village to make amends with her mum. (Final appearance of Cher)
- 11th February - Toby Faroe is arrested on suspicion of the murder of Lisa Loveday after being set up by Felix Westwood. (Final appearance of Toby)
- 14th February - Celeste Faroe's funeral takes place.
- 15th February - Ollie Morgan collapses after taking Becky Quentin's dodgy medicine.
- 21st February - Sam Chen-Williams is brutally attacked by Warren Fox. Saul Reeves meets new D.S. Zoe Anderson, his replacement at Dee Valley Police Station. Imam Zain Randeri arrives in the village, having been called by Misbah Maalik to speak to her son, Imran. (First appearance of Zain and Zoe)
- 22nd February - Warren Fox collapses.
- 25th February - DeMarcus Westwood collapses from alcohol poisoning.
- 28th February - Mercedes McQueen finds a video message from her late husband Sylver on Bobby Costello's tablet, taken seconds before his death. (Final appearance of Sylver)
- 4th March - Ella Richardson suffers a miscarriage.
- 8th March - Eric Foster arrives in the village in search of Verity Hutchinson. Ethan Williams is shot in the leg by an unknown gangster. (First appearance of Eric).
- 14th March - Serena Chen-Williams is hospitalised after taking an amphetamine overdose, having drunk from friend Clara's spiked water bottle.
- 16th March - Lisa Hunter returns to the village to see friend Zara Morgan. (First appearance of the character since 2006)
- 17th March - Dylan Barker and Lisa Hunter start a fire in Dee Valley Hall during a protest, tricking Zara Morgan into being arrested as they flee.
- 18th March - Lisa Hunter sends Zara Morgan a video message to pass on to Dee Valley Police Station, explaining the full story behind the fire at Dee Valley Hall. (Final appearance of Lisa)
- 24th March - John Paul McQueen flips a minibus containing Leah Barnes, Olivia Bradshaw, Freya Calder, Mason Chen-Williams, Charlie Dean and Ella Richardson onto its side due to a lack of concentration whilst driving down a country lane.
- 25th March - Shaq Qureshi encounters old friend Nadira Valli at a Muslim matrimony event at The Dog in the Pond. (First appearance of Nadira)
- 30th March - Cindy Cunningham is arrested on suspicion of fraud.
- 31st March - Juliet Nightingale is kidnapped by Jeremy Fanning, a man targeting her half-brother James.
- 1st April - Jeremy Fanning is arrested for the kidnap of Juliet Nightingale. James Nightingale is arrested on suspicion of the murder of Raphael Loftus after Jeremy identifies him as the body in the boot of Marnie Nightingale's car.
- 12th April - Warren Fox accidentally starts a fire at 7 Weirside View after losing consciousness from taking painkillers, with himself, Sophie and Sebastian Fox trapped inside.
- 14th April - Warren Fox's hit-and-run driver is revealed to be his son, Joel Dexter.
- 15th April - Joel Dexter is brutally attacked after trying to stop three men from fighting.
- 26th April - Darren Osborne proposes to Nancy Osborne, who accepts.
- 29th April - Sienna Blake, Ste Hay and Ethan Williams are marked for death by crime boss 'The Undertaker'. (First appearance of Norma Crow)
- 2nd May - Asher Jones is shot dead by Norma Crow after she discovers that he is a police informant. Scott Drinkwell meets his new foster daughter, Vicky Grant. (First appearance of Vicky)
- 3rd May - Shaq Qureshi proposes to Nadira Valli.
- 5th May - Nadira Valli accepts Shaq Qureshi's proposal.
- 6th May - During a scuffle with James Nightingale, Romeo Nightingale falls and is impaled by a sharp ornament.
- 9th May - James Nightingale is arrested and charged with unlawful wounding.
- 13th May - Maxine Minniver collapses.
- 16th May - Liberty Savage collapses and is rushed to hospital.
- 18th May - Mercedes McQueen is arrested for taking drugs.
- 24th May - Cleo McQueen leaves the village after getting offered a job in India. (Final appearance of Cleo)
- 25th May - The body of Maya Harkwell is discovered.
- 26th May - Norma Crow kidnaps Sophie and Sebastian Fox.
- 2nd June - Vicky Grant's boyfriend Joseph Holmes arrives in the village. (First appearance of Joseph)
- 3rd June - DeMarcus Westwood is attacked by Joseph Holmes.
- 6th June - Darren and Nancy Osborne remarry. Martine Westwood leaves the village to be closer to the prison her son Toby Faroe is in. (Final appearance of Martine)
- 8th June - Luke Morgan is left seriously injured after falling from a cliff in Mallorca. Nancy Osborne gives birth to a baby girl. (First appearance of Morgan Osborne)
- 9th June - Luke Morgan dies of multiple organ failure from injuries sustained after falling from a cliff.
- 10th June - Cindy Cunningham imagines herself dancing with Luke Morgan whilst practicing their first dance with Ollie Morgan. (Final appearance of Luke)
- 13th June - James Nightingale is kidnapped by Norma Crow. Romeo Nightingale is viciously assaulted by two men.
- 15th June - John Paul McQueen collapses due to alcohol withdrawal.
- 16th June - Sally St. Claire collapses after suffering a heart attack during an argument with Wendy Blissett.
- 21st June - Mercedes McQueen is informed by Saul Reeves that Wendy Blissett has been killed in a car accident.
Real life events
(as of Episode 5873)
See also: Category:2022 debuts.
See also: Category:2022 returns.
|Minnie Minniver||Eva Lorente||20th January 2022|
|Lisa Hunter||Gemma Atkinson||16th March 2022|
|Sophie Fox||Scarlett Kerr (recasted from Daisy P)||11th April 2022|
|Sebastian Fox||Teddie Williamson (recasted from Elliot P)||11th April 2022|
|Oscar Osborne||Noah Holdsworth||6th June 2022|
|Curtis Royle||Charlie Hughes||20th June 2022|
See also: Category:2022 departures.
See also: Category:2022 episodes.
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